Fans of “Cast Away,” the 2000 survival drama starring Tom Hanks, must have been happy to see the actor throwing the first pitch at the Cleveland Guardians’ Opening Day on Friday.
The film features Hanks as a FedEx systems analyst who washes up on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes. As he struggles to survive alone on the island, he begins to use a Wilson Sporting Goods volleyball as his confidant, drawing a smiley face into his own bloody handprint on the ball.
“Joining Tom, please welcome his former co-star from the movie “Cast Away,” said an announcer in the video. “It’s Wilson, the volleyball!”
The actor has long been a fan of Cleveland baseball, according to the MLB.
Unfortunately, Hanks’ ceremonial throw wasn’t enough to win the game: The Guardians lost to the San Francisco Giants 4-1.